Jay Reeves and Brendan Farrington Associated Press Published 7:12 AM EDT Oct 11, 2018 Panama City, Fla. – The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle left wide destruction and at least two people dead and wasn’t nearly finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia, now as a tropical storm, toward the Carolinas, that are still reeling from epic flooding by Hurricane Florence. A day after the supercharged storm crashed ashore amid white sand beaches, fishing towns and military bases, Michael was no longer a Category 4 monster packing 155 mph winds. As the tropical storm continued to weaken it was still menacing the Southeast with heavy rains, blustery winds and possible spinoff tornadoes. Authorities said at least two people have died, a man killed by a tree falling on a Panhandle home and according to WMAZ-TV, an 11-year-old girl was also killed by a tree falling on a home in southwest Georgia. Search and rescue crews were expected to escalate … [Read more...] about 2 dead after Michael hits Fla., Ga.
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Updated 10:19 am CDT, Monday, September 24, 2018 FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a “cost cap” in the construction of a nuclear power plant near Augusta to protect blown budgets from being passed on to consumers. Two reactors being built at Plant Vogtle are billions of dollars over budget. less FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a “cost cap” in the construction of a ... more Photo: John Bazemore, AP Photo: John Bazemore, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear … [Read more...] about Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project
The Latest on primary elections Tuesday in Georgia (all times local):———11:37 p.m.A former congressman has won the Democratic primary race for a shot at becoming Georgia's next secretary of state.John Barrow of Athens defeated two fellow Democrats — former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler of Lithonia and former Rockdale County tax commissioner R.J. Hadley of Conyerson — on Tuesday.Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger of Johns Creek and former Alpharetta mayor David Belle Isle will meet in a runoff July 24. Neither got more than 50 percent of the vote in a four-way GOP primary.Secretary of State Brian Kemp passed on a re-election bid, opting instead to run for governor. The office oversees elections in Georgia as well as corporate filings and professional licensing.———11:30 p.m.Democrat Josh McCall will challenge a Republican congressman this fall for his seat in northeast Georgia.McCall of Gainesville won the Democratic primary Tuesday … [Read more...] about The Latest: Democrat Barrow wins primary for elections chief
The Latest on primary elections Tuesday in Georgia (all times local):———11:20 p.m.Georgia's state school superintendent has defended his job against a Republican primary challenge by the man who gave up the office four years ago.Incumbent Superintendent Richard Woods defeated John Barge on Tuesday. Barge wanted his old job back after stepping aside as Georgia's school chief in 2014 to unsuccessfully challenge Gov. Nathan Deal's re-election.It wasn't the first showdown between the two GOP educators. Barge defeated Woods in the 2010 Republican primary for school superintendent. Woods won the office in 2014 after defeating a Democrat endorsed by Barge.Three Democrats are running — Georgia Association of Educators President Sid Chapman of Griffin, minister Sam Mosteller of Decatur and Otha Thornton Jr. of Richmond Hill, a retired military officer and consultant.———11:16 p.m.Sarah Riggs Amico has won the Democratic nomination for Georgia lieutenant … [Read more...] about The Latest: Georgia schools chief wins GOP primary showdown
The Latest on primary elections Tuesday in Georgia (all times local):11:10 p.m.A Democratic nurse has been nominated to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Jody Hice for his eastern Georgia seat in the fall midterm elections.Tabitha Johnson-Green of Sandersville defeated two fellow Democrats — Chalis Montgomery of Bethlehem and Richard Dien Whitfield of Athens — in the primary race Tuesday for the 10th Congressional District.Hice of Monroe advanced to the fall general election Tuesday. He beat fellow Republicans Bradley Griffin of Newborn and Joe Hunt of Watkinsville in the 10th Congressional District.Hice is a Southern Baptist pastor from Monroe who has held the 10th District seat since 2015.The 10th District covers portions of 25 counties in eastern Georgia and includes the cities of Athens and Milledgeville———10:59 p.m.Republican Jim Beck and Democrat Janice Laws have won their parties' primary elections for the office of Georgia's top insurance … [Read more...] about The Latest: Democrat Johnson-Green to oppose Rep. Jody Hice